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Climate change will bring major changes in Karnataka's agriculture landscape by 2035 with a study flagging drop in the yield of major crops such as ragi, rice, groundnut, redgram, soybean while some crops like cotton and sugarcane will see an increas...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan announced the Lake Michigan Electric Vehicle Circuit this week. The plan is to get enough EV charging stations into the ground to give drivers the opportunity to visit the state's west coast in zero-emission vehicles and not worry about where they'll be able to charge the battery.

The Cold Climate Housing Research Center combines "Indigenous wisdom and 21st-century technologies" for sustainable architecture that can withstand Alaska's elements.

Construction has started on more than a dozen key projects in Shanghai's northern Baoshan District to turn a once polluted industrial site into eco-friendly high-tech parks and communities.

A piece last week by Katie Surma of Inside Climate News credited William O. Douglas with early support of the notion that nature should have legal rights.

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Peter Dykstra fills in Host Steve Curwood on the link between household income and tree cover. Also, how wildfires in Australia led to a giant algal bloom thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean. In the history calendar, they look back to the Montréal Vaccine Riot of 1885, when antivaccine sentiment turned violent in the face of a smallpox epidemic.

Increasing evaporative demand is escalating summertime drought severity in California and the West, according to climate researchers.
From the frigid peaks of Patagonia to the tropical wetlands of Brazil, worsening droughts this year are slamming farmers, shutting down ski slopes, upending transit and raising the price of everything from coffee to electricity.
Seven countries, including Sri Lanka and Chile, have agreed to stop using the dirtiest fossil fuel
New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming. For some, premiums will rise sharply.

An anti-vaccine riot -- in the year 1885?

For the past 200 years, a rapidly rising population has consumed the earth's resources, ruined the environment, and started wars. But humanity is about to trade one population bomb for another, and now scientists and policymakers are waking up to a new reality: The world is on the precipice of decline, and possible extinction.

Sierra’s rundown of the good, the bad, and the surprisingly funny

Trans Mountain, a Canadian government-owned pipeline and energy company, says it is investigating allegations that one of its consultants has ties to the Proud Boys, a group on a federal list of terrorist organizations.

Primatologist and conservation icon Jane Goodall has formally joined a global effort to counter climate change and the extinction crisis by planting a trillion trees within a decade.

Our pollution of the planet with heavy metals, plastics, industrial chemicals, pesticides and more is pushing Earth systems to the limit, and us closer to crossing a dangerous planetary boundary we don’t understand.
The state’s new Climate Action Plan focuses on cutting emissions in the state’s three most-polluting sectors: electricity generation, industrial energy use, and transportation.

The company's decision not to pursue eminent-domain claims on 42 parcels of publicly owned land was announced in an agreement with the Attorney General's office and recorded in a brief notice sent on Sept. 20 to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Pennsylvania's newest road map for slowing and adapting to climate change details, for the first time, a suite of strategies that could achieve the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions called for by Gov. Tom Wolf and outlined in international climate pacts.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told world leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday night that humanity has to “grow up” and tackle climate change, saying humans must stop trashing the planet like a teenager on a bender.
The purveyors of “grass-fed” beef want you to believe that it solves meat’s environmental problem. But this is merely a branding exercise, not a climate solution.
With politicians failing to take climate action, activists from Asia to South America to Europe are taking governments and polluters to court in a last-ditch bid to reduce emissions — and global heating.

Most forest trees that persist in areas dominated by oil palm plantations die before they can mature, a new study shows.

Local evidence of the cataclysm has literally washed away over the years. But Oregon’s Douglas firs may have recorded clues deep in their tree rings.
Bill Winder, a retiree, said it was worth it, noting the climate crisis has reached ‘code red.’
Russian oil companies bid for licenses along Russia's remotest and most vulnerable shores.
The new Environmental Protection Agency rules target the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are potent greenhouse gases.

On the northern edge of the Mojave Desert, a new trauma has awakened old concerns: What happens if a town's water gets shut off?

Members of the Vermont Climate Council are seeking input from the public as they hurry to draft the state’s first-ever Climate Action Plan.

The U.S. government released projections Wednesday that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West.

Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.'s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate change.

Data on clean energy jobs is important in Pennsylvania, where there is tension between a robust fossil-fuel industry and what scientists say is the need to cut carbon emissions to mitigate the effects of climate change.